2010 student performance.

 Fall 2013 student performance.

Laptop performance, fall 2013.

M.F.A. Study in Media Scoring and Sonic Arts

We will debut two new M.F.A. programs in music in the fall 2016 semester — media scoring and sonic arts — in addition to our current B.M. and M.M. degrees in music composition, Ph.D. in composition via the CUNY Graduate Center, and undergraduate minor in music technology (see below).  A new website with information about the two M.F.A. programs is under construction, but in the meantime please see the "Media Scoring" and "Sonic Arts" tabs on the right side menu of this page, or e-mail Professor Douglas Geers for more information.  

The two new degrees balance flexibility and artistic freedom with practical skills for employment.

Media Scoring

Composition and production of music for moving images.

  • Courses will happen at the new Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College, located at the Steiner Studios, a 15-acre fully professional, Hollywood-style media production lot.
  • Curriculum includes cinema, composition, conducting, technology and music business.
  • Intended for students with an undergraduate degree in music composition or equivalent.

Sonic Arts

Creation of music or sound art using new technologies, from electronic improvisation to electroacoustic music, installations, sound design and multimedia.

  • Curriculum is a flexible/customizable menu of courses.
  • The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in music or in another subject.
  • Courses will happen on the Brooklyn College main campus and the Feirstein School of Cinema.

Undergraduate Minor in Music Technology

Undergraduate students at Brooklyn College may earn a minor in music technology by completing 12 credits of approved course work. For more information, please contact Professor Doug Cohen.

Additional Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degree and Master's Degree in Music Composition

Interested composers may enroll as a composition major at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and focus their creative work on electronic/electroacoustic music while taking advantage of the additional opportunities of the Composition Department. Please contact CCM Director Doug Geers for more information.

M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA)

This is a graduate program for the creation of interdisciplinary, live performance works. PIMA is a collaborative venture in partnership with the departments of Art, Theater, Computer and Information Science, and Television and Radio, and the Conservatory of Music. Please contact PIMA Director Helen Richardson for more information.

Ph.D. in Music Composition (via CUNY Graduate Center)

Interested students may admit to the Ph.D. or D.M.A. composition program of the CUNY Graduate Center and become active participants at the BC-CCM. Please contact CCM Director Doug Geers for more information.

Individual Classes

In spring 2014, 34 new master's-level courses were added to the BC-CCM offerings as part of the M.F.A. programs in Sonic Arts and Media Scoring, set to debut in fall 2016.  To view the complete list of courses, please look under "Courses" on the right side menu of this page.

In the spring 2016 semester, courses offered will be:

  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Electroacoustic Music 2
  • Computer Music 2
  • Electroacoustic Music Ensemble
  • History of Sound Art
  • History of Film Music (cross-listed with Film Department)

The PIMA program offers related courses of interest. More information is available on the PIMA website.